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Barracuda Grill

4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 Bay Side, Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050-2335
+1 305-743-3314
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (90 reviews)
“tomato soup” (24 reviews)
“short ribs” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 Bay Side, Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050-2335
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is fantastic and the service is even better!!! The menu changes which makes it fun and there is always something on the menu for everyone.

Thank bdwfla5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, high end, quality! Although I am a meat and potatoes guy, this is a little slice of the upscale seafood and I can't say enough about how good everything is! Keep up the great work!

Thank mroffshore77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner based on reviews. Small quaint restaurant on the highway. Was greeted by friendly staff. Food was delicious from start to finish. Had a baby steak that was cooked to perfection. Husband had fish dinner that was on daily menu that he stated...More

Thank Oceanview25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here in about 2001 and we've talked about how great it was ever since. We just made it back to the Keys for the first time since & obviously made a point to visit again. They did not disappoint. The...More

Thank kylelindsayh
jvh33, Owner at Barracuda Grill, responded to this review

Thanks a million for a great five star review. If only I'd known of your return after 16 years I would have visited with your table. I really enjoy seeing those that have been on the journey with us. Perhaps we were too busy that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been fortunate to have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world and this happens to be the best food by far in all of the Florida Keys. The Spicy Calamari/Shrimp App. is a must and the Lamb Chops 8-count are...More

Thank cpsjg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful atmosphere! menu was great as well as what we ordered. or waitress Katia was funtastic! I cant wait to go back!

1  Thank adamT7698QS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fresh breath of air in the keys which is full of seafood. If u r tired of lobster Reubens and crab and want something good that is fine and tasteful with a healthy spice level, try this place for sure. We liked...More

1  Thank P K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here from friend's recommendation while on vacation. Had dinner with family. One of most amazing dinner experiences in long time. Every dish was full of flavor, very fresh & exceptional. I eat out in Miami several dinners per week, & Miami restaurants could learn...More

1  Thank Rellimkram
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Eating at The Barracuda Grill Mike me feel like I am eating in a Five Star restaurant in NYC. The menu is alway interesting a mouth full of flavors in every bite. Tonight I had to order two appetizers and an main coarse. The good...More

1  Thank W5629NFmarkp
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you are on Marathon Key around dinnertime then you must try the Baracuda Grill. We arrived just as they opened and shortly after that every table was taken. The scallops were excellent, huge and perfectly cooked. The crispy duck was really good but not...More

1  Thank AZman8tee
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Christine P
Hello my name is Christine (Chris). We are doing a small elopement package at a small resort in Islamorada that does not offer dining options for us and our guest. We will have 9-10 people (including myself and groom) and are looking for a place to take our guest out to dinner on the night before the wedding and another place for after the wedding. The date would be 6/2/17 or 6/3/17, do you take reservations? Most of the guest eat seafood (we are mostly from the southwest so everyone loves a chance for excellent fresh fish) but I do have a couple of guest that will be more for a good steak or chicken dish with mashed potatoes. I would like to come in my wedding dress and our guest will be dressed appropriately for a beach wedding. Could we have our wedding cake delivered and served here as well? Thank you in advance for your time and help>
12 April 2017|
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Response from jvh33 | Property representative |
Both nights would be available, and please bring your cake. Text me: Lance to firm it up a little closer 305-395-1852. Relax, we don't let people down :)
Here in town now. Do you have any happy hour specials?
8 April 2017|
Response from jvh33 | Property representative |
sorry, just saw that. no we don't but many in town do!
Hi, I understand that you do not take any reservations... Could you do an exemption on the 18th of february, I am having my 60th birthday and would love to have a diner at your Place with my wife and 2 daughters :-)
19 January 2017|
Response from jvh33 | Property representative |
We sure will. Text me a half hour before 305-395-1852
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$52
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:25 - 21:00
18:25 - 21:00
18:25 - 21:00
18:25 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 Bay Side, Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-3314
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The original definition of a restaurant used to be: owners cooking for their guests and extending the personal touch to their time at the joint, serving great food, wines, beers and having personal conversations, time allowing. That's why they come back! And that's what we attempt to do every evening that we serve dinner. Our great servers get to know you and handle the conversation when we are frankly too busy to leave the kitchen at times. After 23 years of service, I think we are going to make it!! Thank you to all that have graced our little spot over years, thanks a million!! Lance and Jan Hill, Chefs/Owners (and by the way, we love kids, have a few of our own, and provide a special menu just for them!) Please check Victoria Shearer's new book that just came out: Florida Keys & Key West Chef's Table, to grab a recipe or two :) Our menu is updated and printed daily. As a side note: we are not the least expensive restaurant in town, nor are we the most expensive. We provide an honest example of the expense to this site for your comparison. And the menu is hung just outside the front door. We do not automatically add a gratuity as routine. In this life I've found, you truly get what you pay for. At Barracuda Grill we respect that adage, respect your business and attempt to earn it every night we offer service (Wednesday thru Saturday). PS. We are in the twilight of our cooking careers and look forward to serving you very soon!